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Articles in Eating & Nutrition, Feeding Your Family and Parenting

How to Handle Unsolicited Advice

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It can come from family members, friends or complete strangers, and it can occur no matter what the age of your children. Here's how to handle unsolicited advice about your parenting.... Read full article

Get In On The Giving: More People Hungry Than Ever Before in Massachusetts

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Learn what your family can do to help the hungry in Massachusetts this holiday season, along with our annual list of other local causes worthy of support.... Read full article

5 Questions for the Author of a New Bullying Book

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Angered by the Phoebe Prince bullying case, Swampscott resident Megan Kelley Hall reached out to fellow young adult fiction authors to ask them to share experiences with bullying, either as a victim, an aggressor, or a person silent on the sidelines.... Read full article

How to Chaperone a Teenage Party

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As the parent of a teen who wants to host a house party, you're ultimately in control. But your bigger job here is to teach your child all the life skills that come with entertaining. ... Read full article

5 Questions for the Registered Dietician on Vegetarian Kids

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If parents are supportive, it's do-able -- and perfectly healthy -- for children to become vegetarians. Reed Mangels, R.D., Ph.D., and a consultant for the Vegetarian Resource Group, shares some tips for adopting a vegetarian diet.... Read full article

Healthy Treats for Trick-or-Treaters

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While everyone seems to love the Snickers and M&Ms, there are some treats worth giving on Halloween that don't fall under the candy category.... Read full article

Parent Education

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Trying to broaden your parenting skills, or understand the way your child learns and behaves? Check out the parent education workshops, lectures and programs available this month in various Eastern Massachusetts locations.... Read full article

Ban on Birthday Sweets at School

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More Massachusetts schools are adopting bans on birthday party treats, in response to the childhood obesity epidemic, an increase in allergies and also to cut back on disruptions in the classroom.... Read full article

New Tricks to Jazz up School Lunches

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Get bored packing the same old things for lunch? Your kids are probably just as bored eating them. Here are some fun and easy ideas to bring some creativity to school lunches and satisfy even the picky eaters.... Read full article

Boston Parents Paper's 2011 Family Favorites

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Introducing the Boston Parents Paper's 2011 Family Favorite Award winners! Each winner in categories covering places to eat, shop, play and explore in Massachusetts was chosen through votes by our readers and careful research by our editors... Read full article

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